Two former Bronx County Assistant District Attorneys who left the office before completing a four-year commitment have no cause of action for defamation when managers termed their departures as “firings,” an appeals panel has ruled.

The court also said that the ex-prosecutors had no valid complaint stemming from criticisms of the lawyers made by managers in the Bronx District Attorney’s office and communicated to former colleagues, potential law partners and a bar admissions authority.

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